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Whitehurst Diaries: Books now in dignified repository
Bookcases bring big bonus: Culture and enlightenment for ambitious Gradyville, KY feline
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By Sharon Whitehurst
Gradyville, KY 2011-04-04
My books have been without a dignified repository for over a year. They moved with us in an assortment of boxes and bins which I've plundered and pawed, grumbling as I searched for a needed reference or a favorite to re-read on a rainy day.
A few rummaged books were stashed in the cupboards which Haskell Rogers made of farm-harvested cherry - fitted to flank the fireplace. Books have landed on tables, slithered off my crowded desk, leaned in precarious tipples on the floor.
Jim has figuratively covered his ears whenever I struck up my repetitive plea for "book shelves."
On Monday evening he loaded grandson Devin and me into old Snort'n Nort'n and headed grimly toward the auction barn. Several noisy and smoke-filled hours later we returned with three large pieces of furniture strapped to the back.
I thought at the time that he might have gone a bit over-board in his enthusiasm.Three days into book sorting and dusting [stopping of course to browse through beloved treasures] I realize every shelf will be filled.
I trudge up and down the stairs clutching stacks of books, attempting to neatly organize by categories of reference, historical fiction, essays, mysteries.Willis the Cat, taking advantage of his house privileges, decided this morning to improve his mind with a browse through the selections in the fireplace cupboard.
As you can see, continuing education became too much on a sultry day for even a dedicated feline. See accompanying photo(s) - Sharon Whitehurst
This story was posted on 2011-08-05 04:59:10
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